Glass Properties and Refinement Processes
Glass is an amorphous solid that is usually produced by a melting process. Thermodynamically, glass is called to be the frozen state of a supercooled liquid (SCHOLZE, 1988). If a liquid is cooled down below its melting point Tm, crystallisation usually takes place because the crystalline state is energetically more favourable than the liquid (SCHNEIDER et al., 2016). However, it takes some time for the molecules to build up a crystalline solid to reach the most favourable energetic position in the crystal lattice.
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